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6 Useful Online Tutoring Sites to Boost Your Learning

6 Useful Online Tutoring Sites to Boost Your Learning

Today, you can learn practically anything online — from mathematics, coding, speaking new languages, and almost anything else you can think of.

Dozens of online tutoring sites have educated millions of students around the world for a fraction of the cost of college courses. The key to maximizing this accessibility of information is not just choosing which topic you want to learn about, but which online tutoring sites provide the best learning experience.

We’ve narrowed down the sites to the best of the best, each with a different focus and value proposition (such as focus on age, language, higher education, etc.).

Here are six of the best and most useful online tutoring sites to boost your learning and take your knowledge to the next level.

1. Chegg Tutors

Focus: Basic Classroom Topics

What was formerly known as InstaEDU is now Chegg Tutors. Chegg offers a variety of lessons from coding, mathematics, languages, and more from a variety of online tutors. You can receive your lessons via Desktop or through their iPhone app.

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Chegg is recommended for parents and their middle or high school children who are looking for extra help with homework and upcoming exams.

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    Chegg’s rates start as low as 40 cents per minute, which is very affordable. Chegg also provides highly advanced learning technology, as you’re able to learn through chat, video, and even write on a shared whiteboard with your teacher.

    2. WizIQ

    Focus: Basic Classroom Topics & Exam Prep

    WizIQ is recognized as a top leader in online education. The company provides everything from exam prep to programming through pre-recorded lessons. Or students can book a one-on-one lesson with one of their 200,000 private teachers. WizIQ has powerful technology allowing you to experience a private virtual classrom with up to 6 people in high quality video.

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      I’ve enjoyed the free live classes that instructors put on, and the quality of video technology is first rate. I recommend WizIQ for the age group that is interested in university or higher education.

      3. Kaplan Kids

      Focus: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics

      Kaplan Kids is perfect for elmentary and middle school students who want to improve their reading, writing, and mathematics skills.
      Students are able to earn points and win prizes as they learn. It’s a fun and rewarding way for children to stay motivated and engaged while learning.

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        However, I wouldn’t recommend Kaplan for anyone 18 and up, as the topics are geared towards children and young teenagers.

        4. Sophia

        Focus: College Courses

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        Sophia is targeted at middle and high school students looking to enter college. Students have the potential to receivecollege credits for online courses at a fraction of the cost of taking a course at an actual university. At the moment, the website is only partnered with a small number of US colleges, so chances are that you will not be eligible to receive credits from Sophia classes just yet. However, you can choose from one of their 32,000 tutorials and over 6,000 different tutors to teach you nearly every subject you can think of.

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          Sophia also has a good amount of free resources that you can access if you’re looking to try it out.

          5. Rype

          Focus: Personal Language Learning

          Rype is a new brand on a mission to disrupt the old-fashioned language learning industry by introducing personalized language coaching. They provide customized language learning packages, depending on your needs, including: The Starter Package (for beginners with zero knowledge), The Traveller Package (for travelers to learn conversation skills), and Rype Club (targeted for busy individuals and those looking to maintain their skills).

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            Why Rype

              At the moment, Rype only provides Spanish lessons, but other languages are coming soon. You can get your first session for as little as $9 and receive a 14-day free trial for Rype Club.

              6. Tutor.com

              Focus: Homework Help & Career Development

              With over a million students, Tutor.com is a great destination for students looking for help with their homework or career development advice.

              Tutor.com is larger than Sofia and Chegg, with the added advantage that no appointments are necessary, and you can access tutors 24/7 no matter where you are in the world.

              Definitely a convenient option if you’re looking to immediate help on your homework or upcoming exams.

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                Over to you

                What additional tutoring websites have you tried? Which of these tutoring sites are you thinking of trying out to boost your learning?

                We’d love to hear it in the comments below!

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                Sean is the founder and CEO of Rype, a language learning app. He's an entrepreneur and blogger.

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                7 Signs That You’re Way Too Busy

                7 Signs That You’re Way Too Busy

                “Busy” used to be a fair description of the typical schedule. More and more, though, “busy” simply doesn’t cut it.

                “Busy” has been replaced with “too busy”, “far too busy”, or “absolutely buried.” It’s true that being productive often means being busy…but it’s only true up to a point.

                As you likely know from personal experience, you can become so busy that you reach a tipping point…a point where your life tips over and falls apart because you can no longer withstand the weight of your commitments.

                Once you’ve reached that point, it becomes fairly obvious that you’ve over-committed yourself.

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                The trick, though, is to recognize the signs of “too busy” before you reach that tipping point. A little self-assessment and some proactive schedule-thinning can prevent you from having that meltdown.

                To help you in that self-assessment, here are 7 signs that you’re way too busy:

                1. You Can’t Remember the Last Time You Took a Day Off

                Occasional periods of rest are not unproductive, they are essential to productivity. Extended periods of non-stop activity result in fatigue, and fatigue results in lower-quality output. As Sydney J. Harris once said,

                “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”

                2. Those Closest to You Have Stopped Asking for Your Time

                Why? They simply know that you have no time to give them. Your loved ones will be persistent for a long time, but once you reach the point where they’ve stopped asking, you’ve reached a dangerous level of busy.

                3. Activities like Eating Are Always Done in Tandem with Other Tasks

                If you constantly find yourself using meal times, car rides, etc. as times to catch up on emails, phone calls, or calendar readjustments, it’s time to lighten the load.

                It’s one thing to use your time efficiently. It’s a whole different ballgame, though, when you have so little time that you can’t even focus on feeding yourself.

                4. You’re Consistently More Tired When You Get up in the Morning Than You Are When You Go to Bed

                One of the surest signs of an overloaded schedule is morning fatigue. This is a good indication that you’ve not rested well during the night, which is a good sign that you’ve got way too much on your mind.

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                If you’ve got so much to do that you can’t even shut your mind down when you’re laying in bed, you’re too busy.

                5. The Most Exercise You Get Is Sprinting from One Commitment to the Next

                It’s proven that exercise promotes healthy lives. If you don’t care about that, that’s one thing. If you’d like to exercise, though, but you just don’t have time for it, you’re too busy.

                If the closest thing you get to exercise is running from your office to your car because you’re late for your ninth appointment of the day, it’s time to slow down.

                Try these 5 Ways to Find Time for Exercise.

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                6. You Dread Getting up in the Morning

                If your days are so crammed full that you literally dread even starting them, you’re too busy. A new day should hold at least a small level of refreshment and excitement. Scale back until you find that place again.

                7. “Survival Mode” Is Your Only Mode

                If you can’t remember what it feels like to be ahead of schedule, or at least “caught up”, you’re too busy.

                So, How To Get out of Busyness?

                Take a look at these articles to help you get unstuck:

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